Vintage Kenmore fan, before & after transformation! I love vintage-looking, "steampunk-ish" fans, but they're so expensive! It never occurred to me to take a basic fan and spray-paint it, but look what happens!
An plan to upgrade ceiling fan in rental: Add edison lights and/or change light globes
DIY Project: Make that old fan glam with gold paint - Delineate Your Dwelling
Updated Old Fan, Delineate Your Dwelling
Dragonfly made from a table leg fan blades.